Each Sunday morning during this fun series, we will explore how a scene from Harry Potter can illustrate a crucial scriptural principle, and so help us to learn more about God, faith, and living life well. Our goal is that you will leave both encouraged and challenged!
|Lily Potter, Aunt Petunia, and Mrs Weasley||Raising our kids, Encountering Courage, loyal Friendship, and Self-Sacrificial Love.|| John 15:12-13, 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Proverbs 21:21, Proverbs 31:25-30 |
SMALL GROUP NOTES
|May 19||Mud bloods, Muggles, and Me||Why is the world the way it is ? If God is real, why do the wicked prosper while the righteous suffer ? Why is it full of Bigotry and Racism ?|| Jeremiah 12:1-2, Galatians 3:26-29, Mark 8:36, Proverbs 19:1,22, James 2:2-9|
SMALL GROUP NOTES
|May 26||How to deal with Dementors, and a woman named Dolores Umbridge||Dealing with difficult people. Dealing with depression and difficult emotions. How the horrors of history can begin with Self-righteous, judgmental rule following and a corrupt press.||Matthew 7:15-20, Ephesians 6:11-18, Philippians 4:8-9, Ecclesiastes 2:17-25, Galatians 5:14|
|June 2||Facing Albus Dumbledore and the Sorting Hat||Do our choices matter? Do you believe in fate ? Do we really have free will, or is everything already determined? What is God really like and why does he seem so arbitrary?||Ephesians 1:11, Joshua 24:15, Philippians 2:12-13, Genesis 2:16-17, Deuteronomy 30:19-20|
|June 9||Platform 9 3/4||How do Reason, Faith, and the unseen world go together? The adventure of the existential leap and the experience of Baptism||Matt 13:15, John 14:1-6, Hebrews11:1, Mark 16:16|
|June 16||The gospel according to Severus Snape||Jesus without makeup|
How much do I actually know about who he really was, is, and will be?
|Matthew 15:21-28, Isaiah 53:2-3, Matthew 9:33-36, Matthew 26:66-68|
|June 23||Hagrid’s Remorse and Percy Weasley’s return||How temptations work. The world of difference between Penitence vs Repentance. How to become the Prodigal Son||James 1:13-21, Luke 15:11-24, 2 Corinthians 7:10, Ephesians 2:8-9|
|June 30||Do you want Horcruxes or King’s Cross Station?||Immortality vs Resurrection, What happens when we die ? What did Jesus accomplish?||Mark 8:36, Psalm 103:15-16, Hebrews 9:27-28, 1 Corinthians 15:1 3-14|